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Girl who died of flu sent home from hospital with 104 degree fever, family says

****UPDATE***** AAPA is aware of situation. Please consider joining NJSSPA if you’re not already a member….as these are the things we work hard to be aware of for YOU, for OUR profession and ultimately for OUR patients. **************** This is a local “news” venue incorrectly representing PAs, using the dreaded apostrophe and clearly undereducated concerning…

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FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/892683?nlid=120701_3901&src=wnl_newsalrt_180214_MSCPEDIT&uac=269197SJ&impID=1559441&faf=1 FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator may help reduce the need for CT scans and radiation exposure for patients suspected of having mild TBI. Source

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links.govdelivery.com

Everyone should check out this link: info for prescribing opioids: http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbXNpZD0mYXVpZD0mbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTgwMjEyLjg1MjExNDkxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE4MDIxMi44NTIxMTQ5MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE4MjI0MjI4JmVtYWlsaWQ9bWFnbmVybWM5OUBnbWFpbC5jb20mdXNlcmlkPW1hZ25lcm1jOTlAZ21haWwuY29tJnRhcmdldGlkPSZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/Guidelines_Factsheet-a.pdf links.govdelivery.com Source

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Training for Providers | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center

Here’s a webinar to go with the prior post about prescribing opioids. All provided by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/training/index.html Training for Providers | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center This interactive, web-based training features self-paced learning, case-based content, knowledge checks, and integrated resources to help healthcare providers gain a deeper understanding of the Guideline. Find tips…

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Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs

Anyone work for this new consortium? https://www.tapinto.net/towns/warren/articles/six-nj-hospital-groups-join-forces-to-cut-health-15 Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs MORRISTOWN, NJ – Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System — parent corporation of Summit’s Overlook Medical Center — have  formed… Source

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